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Carter No.: 255

Handlist description: Third (innermost) coffin of gold

Card/Transcription No.: 254-4

254 and 255 Coffins.

Black pitch-like material.

Several samples were analysed. These all consisted of fatty matter resin and a black material not identified. One sample gave the following results: - % Resin 19.0 Fatty Matter 46.0 Unidentified 35.0 This is black. 100.0

Dr. Plenderleith did not find fatty matter in the sample he examined.

See The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen. Vol. II Appendix II, p 177 -do- " " Appendix V, pp 215-216

Card no. 254-4 relating to Carter no. 255
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